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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,082 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,082
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 161
Gots: 183 | FT: 11
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml corked bottle

A-Beautiful golden straw body. Phenomenal white rocky head that lasted forever. Lively carbonation from bottom of glass. It truly looked like the epitome of what a great "text-book" beer should look like.

S-I love the earthy, grassy tones in beers and this one was not lacking. A wet hay and sweet Belgian yeast strain are predominant. It was very delicate with hints of floral softness.

T-Yeast was screaming in this. The spicy character of the strain matched well with the hop finish. This is definately a multi-layered beer that produced vastly different flavors with each sip.

M-Famously dry and refreshing.

D-Couldn't be beat on a hot day. The dryness may be a tad redundant to drink all night, but I surely would not complain.

Great beer for anyone, although I would still opt for Hennepin in this style category.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2006 23:06:10 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

300ml bottle poured in a dimpled mug.

Hazy, murky dirty water - yellow in appearance. Big 2 inch merangue like head on the pour. Recedes to 1/2 inch with lots of sticky lacing.

Almost smells like champagne. Sharp spiciness with some cloves with that ever present Belgian yeast character.

Sharp flavour. Slightly sour with some funk. I really don't know how to describe this. Unique.

Tight bubbles, aggressively carbonated. Medium bodied with a slight sharpness to it.

A very interesting beer, and the first true example of the style I've had. Can't say it's my favourite, but an interesting experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 05:16:40 | More by Noxious26
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PhageLab

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into the Duvel tulip.

A - Cloudy straw yellow color with bits of sediment floating about. Produced a nice pillowy head which stuck around. Clumped lacing.

S - Loads of funk, with some grassy notes and lemon juice.

T - Good sweet malt backing which rounds out the almost sour puckery lemon/citrus body. Spicy at the end of the tongue. Took a minute to get used to, but worth it.

M - Light body, crips carbonation that works in it's favor, mostly clean finish, slightly peppery.

D - I remember trying this one about 3 years ago and not really liking it. Really glad I gave it a second chance. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 16:13:35 | More by PhageLab
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cvfish

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a cloudy golden color that produced a massive head that retained throughout and coated the glass in a nice lace around the glass

S - Interesting...bananas and candy (first thing that comes to mind is the banana runts), yeast, alcohol, and cloves

T - Great bursts of banana, lemon, clove, bready yeasts, and spice. A very complex brew.

M - Very carbonated! with a decent body to it

D - A good saison, probably would rate higher if I hadn't had a certain saison at the tasting, but good none the less

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 05:25:54 | More by cvfish
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mweso2000

Georgia

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-25-2011 00:24:10 | More by mweso2000
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-14-2014 19:49:20 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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zachary80

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

09-28-2012 01:22:13 | More by zachary80
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n00blar

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-04-2011 01:47:22 | More by n00blar
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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-18-2014 07:50:20 | More by allstar255
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dgallina

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served a hazy and nearly opaque pale yellow color with a sturdy soapy white head and nearly endless lace. Smells of citrus and apples with a little bit of intermingled farmhouse funk. The flavors start with lots of citrus, but are quickly balanced by tart lemon peel and spice with a touch of yeasty funk. Finish is long and wonderfully dry. The carbonation is stupendous and helps make the beer particularly quenching; dry and light in the mouth. Excellent drinkability as well. Could easily have a few before noticing the empty glasses and headiness.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2005 02:41:46 | More by dgallina
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle , 2010 vintage, poured into tulip pint.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with hundreds of tiny bubbles flowing upwards at any point. At least four fingers of towering, foamy, white head, and great lacing- one side of my glass looks like it has a head of its own.

S: Musty, slightly 'barnyard' smelling yeast appears first and is quickly followed by a bouquet of hops- earthy, floral, and grassy hops are all prevalent. Lots of light, sweet, citrus flavors too- orange and lemon peel- and some peppery spices, particularly coriander.

T: Sweet and moderately funky; the yeast is a little overbearing here. Peppery and earthy tones compliment but never balance the yeast, and the finish follows much of the taste- sweet, peppery, and tangy.

M: Light and creamy, thanks to the lively carbonation. Smooth, with a slightly dry finish.

D: A moderately enjoyable beer, but the balance here is too much in favor of this particular yeasty flavor for me to be really excited about having another one soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 04:27:19 | More by AwYeh
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-18-2012 15:29:06 | More by JRBecks
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mrcraft

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-19-2014 18:26:44 | More by mrcraft
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a light amber with a quick forming head leaving slight lacing. Sediment is present, however suspended. Smell is dry, with traces of coriander. Taste is good, dry and clean, with traces of coriander and citrus, quite bold. Mouthfeel is smooth, slight carbonation, not overly bitter. Quite drinkable, would get again if they didn't discontinue this at the LCBO. Have one more bottle that I'll be sure to hold onto for a while.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2005 04:38:56 | More by funkengruven
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle, which was green (what ? why ?). Leaves a foamy white two finger head that quickly receded to surface skim that lingered with not much lacing. Can see tiny bubbles throughout. Color is a hazy golden yellow.

Smell - grassy, herbal hops, spicy smelling yeast and some phenols, slight alcohol (maybe really the yeast). This has that Euro lager skunkiness about it, which some may find offputting right-off-the-bat, but not me, I have always liked it, nonetheless it was a surprise to encounter it here.

Taste - a lot like the smell. Grassy, herbal hops upfront with some mild phenols and mild yeast spiciness. It both smells and tastes like a combination of a German pilsener and a Belgian ale.

Mouthfeel - moderate to thin fullness with a great deal of carbonation.

Drinkability - this goes down easy. It's good, but I would tire of this after one 750 ml., and I would not have more than one of these in a session, although I will occaisionally have one from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 17:43:18 | More by ultralarry2006
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-21-2014 14:33:56 | More by Travcofarms
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BarrelO

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. I'm not entirely thrilled about dropping $16 on a four-pack, but my only other option was a 375ml green bottle, and I didn't want to run the risk of a skunked beer.

A: Hazy orange with a huge head that quickly fades.

S: Citrus and yeast.

T: Zesty lemony citrus and hoppy bitterness combine in a way that almost dares you to not be refreshed. Bready aftertaste.

M: Light with heavy carbonation.

T: Way too easy to put down. In fact, its drinkability might be its greatest weakness. It's too good to sip and savor, but the carbonation has a bloating effect if you drink too quickly. Anyway, this is outstanding as a summer thirst-quencher, an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to just about any dish.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 00:35:29 | More by BarrelO
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a golden color with a nice finger and change of foam. There's a flurry of activity in the glass, like suspended yeast particles and rising streams of bubbles.

I'm impressed by the strength of the nose. I'm smelling fruits (mostly pear and lemon, maybe some green apple), spice, and the standard Siason funk. The spice and familiar Belgian yeast remind me of a tripel in a way.

The flavor isn't as bold to me as the aroma is. However, there are a lot of different flavors present. It's hard for me to decide which fruity flavor is the dominant one, but, if I had to pick, I'd probably say lemon. As soon as I say that, there's a funky pear in the finish. There's a grassy hop quality, too. I appreciate the complexity and the depth of the flavors, but they're not as pleasant as they are in the nose.

Highly carbonated, but it seems to be appropriate. Very dry finish. Body is on the lighter side. Crisp, zesty and refreshing. Good stuff, especially this time of year.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 01:28:45 | More by Gyle41386
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2013 13:13:32 | More by CurtisD
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

10-06-2013 20:52:33 | More by dcguitar
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sitarist

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-11-2012 03:52:26 | More by sitarist
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-10-2012 19:08:25 | More by slowdaddy
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Vylo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-23-2012 02:05:07 | More by Vylo
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stogirelli

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-01-2014 22:40:43 | More by stogirelli
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badbeer

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color, almost like a macro, but is unfiltered and has an awesome creamy head that lasts throughout. Herbal scents, citrus, and spice making up aroma. Has a graininess and yeasty type flavors initially, with more subtleties similar to the aroma finishing off the taste, really put together well. Almost medium bodied, with lighter carbonation than expected. Really enjoyable beer, good for many occasions I'm sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 21:00:50 | More by badbeer
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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